Obituaries

Tue
20
Sep

Hazel Mitchell, - 2016

Hazel Mitchell was born July 31, 1944, to Bill and Gertrude (Allen) Gordon in Bristow. She departed this life Sept. 15, 2016, at the age of 72 years, one month and 15 days. She had been a Bristow area resident all of her life graduating from Bristow High School in 1963. On Sept. 22, 1964, Hazel Gordon and L.C. Mitchell were united in marriage. She had worked at Bristow Public Schools for a number of years. She was a member of the Pilgrim Baptist Church. Hazel loved meeting people, as well as watching her favorite soap opera “Young and the Restless”. She was very good in the kitchen especially baking and decorating cakes. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren. Hazel will always be remembered for being a huge Bristow Purple Pirate fan. She is survived by her husband, L.C.

Wed
14
Sep

Janie Orr, 1950 - 2016

Janie Orr, age 66, passed away on Sept. 4, 2016, at home in Claremore. Janie was a homemaker. She was born on Feb. 17, 1950, in Tulsa, to Melvin Krepps and Betty Pryor Janie was preceded in death by her mother, father and infant daughter, Alicia Orr. Janie is survivied by her husband, Jerry Orr; twin sister, Jean McDonald and numberous other siblings; children, Scott Kreps, Janean Vail and husband, Chris and Jessie Kreps; grandchildren Elizabeth Whitmire, Willy Whitmire, Nevaeh Kreps and Bell- Leigh Kreps. Arrangements were entrusted to Cremation Care Centers. www.GreenGountryCremation.

Thu
08
Sep

Faye Quisenberry, 1944 - 2016

Fayelene Quisenberry was born April 23, 1944, to Virgil Jack and Geneva Pearl Lambert in Tulsa. She departed this life Sept. 5, 2016, at the age of 72 years, four months and 13 days. She attended Jenks and Tulsa Public Schools. Faye had made Bristow her home for the last 15 years moving here from Muskogee. She enjoyed playing bingo, poker, shooting pool, going to the casino and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by five children; Natalie Logan, of Bristow; Stephanie Reed, of Tulsa; Jerry Colson, of Texas; Phillip Colson, of Tahlequah and Patricia Quisenberry, of Tahlequah; two grandsons whom she helped raise, Tyler and Brandon Logan, of Bristow; three brothers, Jackie Lambert, of Sapulpa; Burch Lambert, of Kellyville and Eddie Lambert, of Tulsa; three sisters, Berta Sue Clark, of Slick; Kay Colley, of Bristow and Sharon Bruton, of Beggs; 17 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Thu
01
Sep

Alice Joyce (Spears) Widdoes, 1933 - 2016

Alice Joyce (Spears) Widdoes, 82, of Sapulpa left this life on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, at home. She was born on Nov. 1, 1933, to Thomas and Eva (Sexton) Spears who’s already in Heaven waiting by the Pearly Gates along with her son, Larry Johnson; husband of 33 years, Bill Widdoes; brothers, Johnny Ervin, Kenneth Spears; and sisters, Marie Campbell and Christal Smith. What a reunion in Heaven they are having. She was a people person and enjoyed many years as a hairdresser. She retired from Fibercast where she worked hard for 15 years right alongside with the men, later years she worked as an usher for many Tulsa performances, ballgames, graduations and election board. She was a loving mother to Sheila Sisco and husband, Kenny of Bristow; Jeff Widdoes and wife Shawna of Sapulpa; Mike Widdoes and fiancé, Randee Lee of Kellyville.

Tue
30
Aug

Bill Don McNan, 1954 - 2016

Bill Don McNan was born Oct. 18, 1954, to Jack and Vicki McNan in Bristow, . He departed this life, Aug. 25, 2016, at the age of 61 years, 10 months and seven days. He was a graduate of Bristow High School. He had a variety of jobs through the years and was well known in the carpentry business. He loved to stay busy. He is survived by one son, Brian McNan of Glenpool; one daughter, Angie Dority of Drumright; two sisters, Patti Sweatt of Kilgore, Texas and Sandra Keeth of Saratoga, Wyo. as well as three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Vicki McNan and his brother, Bob McNan. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, at the Hutchins Maples Matherly Funeral Chapel. Condolences can be sent to www.hutchinsmaplesfuneralhome.com

Tue
30
Aug

Kevin Brandon Keeth, 1998 - 2016

Kevin Brandon Keeth was born April 16, 1998, to Karen Sue Keeth and Wade Scott Brachna in Tulsa. He departed this life Aug. 25, 2016, at the age of 18 years, four months and nine days. He graduated from Depew High School in 2016. He was passionate about playing football for the Depew Hornets. He also enjoyed playing video games. He is survived by his mother, Karen Sue Keeth of the Depew home; father, Wade Scott Brachna of Kellyville; one brother, Michael Keeth of Depew; two sisters Sarah Narissa Brachna and Madona Lyn Vasquez both of Sapulpa. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Depew High School Football program. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, at the Ivan Reeder Auditorium with Rev. Delbert Hinshaw officiating. Interment will follow at the Stroud City Cemetery. Condolences can be sent to www.hutchinsmaplesfuneralhome.com

Tue
30
Aug

Paula Mae Barrett, 1929 - 2016

Paula Mae Barrett was born Nov. 24, 1929, to Paul and Lena Mae Hughes. She departed this life Aug. 26, 2016, at the age of 86 years, nine months and two days. She graduated high school in California. Kenneth and Paula Mae Hughes wed on Feb. 19, 1949, in California. While in California, they had three children: Kenneth Paul, Lawrence Richard and Sharon Leslie. In 1956, the family left California to come home to the Kellyville-Bristow area and had another son, Gene Clayton. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, working with cattle and listening to the older style country music.

Tue
30
Aug

Linda Kay Thompson, 1950 - 2016

Linda Kay Thompson was born Feb. 2, 1950, to Everett and Alma Reed in Bristow,. She departed this life Aug. 23, 2016, at the age of 66 years, six months and 21 days. Linda attended Bristow Public Schools. She also went to Nursing School at Sapulpa VO Tech. She worked at several nursing homes in the Creek County area. Linda Kay Reed and Ralph Thompson were united in marriage. They enjoyed many years together until his passing in 1999. She enjoyed playing bingo, doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her mother, Alma Reed of Bristow; daughter, Rhonda Keeling and husband, Randall of Sapulpa; one son, Roy Thompson of Bristow; four siblings, Helen Green, Janice Benson, William “Billy” Reed and Gina George all of Bristow. She was preceded in death by her father, husband, one sister, Anna Lee Graham and one son, Rocky Thompson. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at the Hutchins Maples Matherly Funeral Chapel.

Tue
30
Aug

Rocky Glenn Thompson, 1970 - 2016

Rocky Glenn Thompson was born May 17, 1970, to Ralph Russell and Linda Kay Thompson in Stroud. He departed this life Aug. 22, 2016 at the age of 46 years, three months and five days. He attended Depew Public Schools. He was a successful hairdresser for a number of years. He enjoyed drawing, photography, dancing and spending time with his family and friends. He was survived by his sister, Rhonda Keeling and husband Randall of Sapulpa; brother Roy Thompson of Bristow. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Chico Thompson. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at the Hutchins Maples Matherly Chapel. Condolences can be sent to www.hutchinsmaplesfuneralhome.com

Thu
25
Aug

James Roy 'Chip' Beistle, 1948 - 2016

James Roy 'Chip' Beistle, former Bristow resident, passed away June 22, 2016, in Antelope, Calif. at the age of 68, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was Bristow's New Year's baby, born on January 1, 1948, to Robert Roy and Evelyn Rusher Beistle. Chip attended Edison Grade School through the fifth grade when the family moved to Sacramento, Calif. He graduated in 1966 from Johnson High School. Jim served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force. After his service he was self-employed as owner of Statewide Safety Consultants. He later retired from Home Depot as customer service rep. Jim married his best friend Roselene Fitsgibbens, Oct. 15, 1988, in Roseville, Calif. They enjoyed traveling, hiking in the mountains, several cruises, but mostly the time spent with their family. Jim was a talented handy man, building many beautiful projects for their home. He was also a very accomplished photographer. In his late 50's, Jim learned and fell in love with the game of golf.

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